Midnight Marmot
River City Brewing Company

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Stout - American Imperial
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4.17 | pDev: 1.92%
River City Brewing Company
Washington, United States
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

an exceptional example of the style and one of those great beers that just sort of makes everything right in the world. its smooth and rich and expertly made, but its also kind of unique in that its lower alcohol for what it is, full of deep coffee notes, and just velvet on the palate. its frothy feeling and full flavored, with some oats in the mash very likely and a huge body on it, lots of roast and earthy depth, and almost no sweetness yet great balance, a rare feat indeed. i get a lot of tobacco, coffee, anise, campfire, and dark chocolate from this in nose and taste, and thats not all, there is enormous smoothness here, a satisfying body but a fast finish, so rare in any beer, but so perfect for one like this. bitterness is moderate from the dark grain, cocoa is everywhere, and some yeast element still exists. this is great beer, no frills or adjuncts, and a beer that seems to immediately stand the test of time, even though almost none has elapsed, pretty special. no barrel, no this and that, just great stout. a beer to savor, appreciate, and be stoked about. they nailed it.

Oct 03, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark appearance with tan head that dedicates quickly. Aroma is a stout with orange hint. Taste is very much orange dominated without any hint of alcohol.

Jun 18, 2017
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woemad from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz “grunt” purchased at the River City tasting room in Spokane for approximately $7.

Poured an oily black color, with a big, creamy head that was somewhere between beige and tan. Lots of lace.

Roasty malts were the dominant scent, with notes of coffee and soy sauce. Definitely a bitter example of the style.

More sweet in the taste than in the aroma. There's a bitter chocolatey taste that is riding tandem to the bitter notes noted in the aroma, and lends a balance to things that isn't so obvious from get-go. Hoppy dry note at the end, which is understandable with a beer that has 88 IBUs.

Moderately heavy body to this, yet the mouthfeel is a little thin for the style (excepting their IPAs, this is almost a hallmark of River City - it's like how speedometers are the weakpoint of BMWs: Odd that it's nearly always there, but has become almost a trademark).

A pretty tasty, serviceable Imperial Stout. Is it the best I've had? Well, no. Is it the greatest local example of the style? I'd rank it number two, behind another local beer that is awesome, so I'm not slagging it at all. Is it still pretty damn good? You betcha. There's lots of places I could be living where this would be an amazing beer to be able to pick up from a brewery that is about a ten minute walk from my home.

Feb 23, 2015
Midnight Marmot from River City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings